Philosophy

“Little Red Riding Hood”: Theoretical Analysis

Karl Marx Based on the Marxist theory, the red color in the story stands for communism, and the girl is the proletariat. The food represents prosperity, and the Red Riding Hood tries to bring it to her sick grandmother in order to protect the weaker cohort of people. The “system”...

Theory of Knowledge: Skepticism

Theories of knowledge aim to improve people’s understanding of how knowledge is formed and how truth can be distinguished from false information. Hence, various theories of knowledge also deal with the reliability of the information. Skepticism is a philosophical notion that “there are grounds for doubting claims that we typically...

Conceptualizing the Notions of Hell in Milton’s Works

Literature Review The given literature review will focus on conceptualizing the notions of hell in Milton’s works, which is one of the first major visualizations and revisions of the notion of an afterlife. The concept of hell takes a new form in Milton’s overall approach, which influenced various representations of...

Philosophy. Metaphysical Realism Versus Idealism

The modern metaphysical outlooks demand philosophers to stay away from explicit claims that would turn them into exclusive realists or idealists. Nevertheless, the problem of referring to the past stances still exists, and many philosophers choose to ignore the opportunity of taking a unified approach to the realism-idealism dichotomy. It...

Descartes vs. Hobbes: Comparing Philosophies

Descartes was continuously striving for certainty of the beliefs being held. Only with certainty can these be claimed as knowledge. However, in terms of the human mind, Descartes argued that each person is foremost a thinking being, free in decision-making as God, and therefore as thinkers, humans escape mechanical causality....

“The Frivolity of Evil” by Theodore Dalrymple

In his article, “The Frivolity of Evil,” Theodore Dalrymple discusses such issues as the underlying causes of evil deeds. For this, he considers the attitude of people towards evil and the role of government in its emergence. Numerous questions come to one’s mind while thinking about the origin of this...